I think they may be staring because you're a beautiful unique snowflake and you interest them in some way. Maybe they like the colour of your hair or your clothes.
I used to get this a lot, panicking like crazy because I was sure I must have looked funny or was doing something wrong. When I began to ignore the staring I thought I saw it went away. Now however people perhaps have more reason to stare as I'll happily sit anywhere at all-bus, train, college, hospital and either knit or crochet as that stops my over-thinking sometimes and keeps me out of trouble. They don't though, noone has ever said anything which has perhaps boosted my confidence a bit.
I won't say it's all in your head, because I hate feeling like people think that about
me. But, I will say, perhaps people are looking because they find something attractive that pleases them or maybe they are glancing a something behind you and it's just unfortunate timing that where you are stood at that moment means it looks like they are staring at you.
I hope this helps some and as Karen says, do keep posting as I'm sure there have been many that have felt a similar way that could help you.
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Sometimes, I feel that I should go and play with the thunder - then I get scared and run away.I'm from the UK!!!!! If anything I say makes no sense to you, let me know so I know how not to be so English.